21st Century
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Our renowned faculty

The All About Mining faculty includes industry, government and academic personnel who are highly qualified for the specific subjects they teach. These individuals are specialists and recognized by their peers as leaders in their field. 
Marcus J Ammon

Henderson Mill Manager, Climax Molybdenum Company Empire, CO

Lecture: "So How are Molybdenite Concentrates Used"

Henry P. Austin

Natural Resource Specialist-Technical Coordinator Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Department of Interior Denver, Colorado

Lecture: "Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977"

Aangel Abud-Madrid

Director, Center for Space Resources Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO

Lecture: "Mining the Solar System"

Jerome J. Bensing

Bensing & Associates, Franktown, CO

Lecture: "The Roll of a Landman in the Mining Business"

Paul Brennecke

Retired, Acme Manufacturing, Inc. Golden, CO

Lecture: "Bauxite to Alumina to Aluminum"

Brad Brown

Senior Drill & Blast Engineer, Cloud Pea Energy, Cordero Rojo Mine

Lecture: "Drilling & Basting - Overview"

J├╝rgen Brune

Research Professor, Mining Dept. Colorado School of Mines

Lecture: "Underground Coal Mining"

Jim Burnell

Consulting Geologist – Mineral Strategies, LLC Golden, CO

Lectures: "The Uranium Industry - Uranium Overview","Rare Earth Elements - What is All The Fuss"

Lynne Carpenter

Geologist, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Lecture: "What Are Industrial Minerals & Rocks"

Paul D. Chamberlin

Chamberlin & Associates Littleton, CO

Lectures: "Metals & Metallurgy - An Overview", "Everything You Wanted To Know About Cyanide", "The Mysteries of pH", "Extractive Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals - Overview"

Lawrence R. Clark

Mining Technology Consultant Denver, CO

Lecture: "Surface Metal & Non-Metal Mining"

Erica S. Crosby

Environmental Protection Specialist, CO Division of Reclamation, Mining & Saftey

Lecture: "The State of Colorado Perspective on Mining"

Chris Eisinger

Geologist – Colorado Geological Survey Denver, CO

Lectures: "Renewable Energy - A Colorado Perspective", "Colorado Geological Survey Mineral Resource Information & Publications"

Trevor R. Ellis

President, Ellis Internationals Services, Inc., Denver, CO

Lecture: "Plate Techtonics and Structural Geology"

M. Stephen Enders

Research Professor, Mining Dept. Colorado School of Mines; COO & Director, Eurasian Minerals

Lecture: "Mineral Exploration - What Do We Look For"

Leigh Freeman

General Manager & Principal, Downing Teal, Inc. Denver, CO

Lecture: "Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry"


Rod Mill Engineer, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel

Lecture: "Rod & Bar Mill"



Associate & Sr Consultant, Golder Associates LLC

Lecture: "Zinc Smelting and Refining"


Retired, Director of Surveys, Mountain States Employers Council

Lecture: "Wages & Salaries of the Mining Industry"


Mining Engineer, Agapito Associates, Inc. Lakewood, CO

Lecture: "Chemical Leaching and Solution Mining"


Director of Environmental Projects (Retired), AngloGold Ashanti NA Englewood, CO

Lecture: "Environmental Protection Controls - An Overview of Potential Affects of Mining in the Environment"

Paul C. Jones

Sovereign Management Group, Ltd

Lecture: "The Summitville Experience"

Mark K. Jorgensen

Subject Matter Expert – Mining & Metals,  CH2M Hill Englewood, CO

Lecture: "Mining's Place in the Overall Economy"

Robert A. Kilborn

Chief Metallurgist, Climax Molybdenum Company

Lecture: "Mineral Processing and Physical Metthods of Concentration"

Kenneth Kloska

Director of Environmental Services – Global Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, Empire, CO

Lecture: "Implementation of Environmental Controls at Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold"

Stephen A. Krajewski

Sr. Geologist,  Modeling & GSI, Tetra Teck, Inc

Lecture: "The Use of Computers in the Mining Industry"

Stephen A. Krajewski

Sr. Geologist,  Modeling & GSI, Tetra Teck, Inc

Lecture: "The Use of Computers in the Mining Industry"

John E. Litz

Principal, J. E. Litz & Associates Golden, CO

Lectures: "Remediation", "Recycling"

Steve Loshbaugh

Technical Services Department Colorwyo Coal Company, LP Meeker, CO

Lecture: "Surface Coal Mining"

Jennifer Meikle

Metallurgist, Newmont Metallurgical Services Englewood, CO

Lecture: "Chemical Methods of Concentration - Gold Ore Processing"

Brad Nelson

ChiefMining Engineer, Hendeson Mine

Lecture: "Underground Metal Mining"

Jerry Nettleton

Environmental Manager – Twentymile Coal Mine Oak Creek, CO

Lecture: "Regulatory Overview for Mining & Milling"

Dianna L. Orf

CMA Lobbyist, Orf & Orf, PC Denver, CO

Lecture: "Air Quality Regulations and the Mining Industry"

Jim A, Paschis

Mine Geologist and Ore Microscopists Boulder, CO

Lecture: "Geology of United States Ore Deposits"

Gil Peterson

Class of 2012; Global Leadership Academy

Lecture: "An Alumnus Looks Back at the All About Mining Course"

Matthew Pratt

Senior Metallurgical Engineer, Resource Recycle, The Doe Run Company Boss, MO

Lecture: "Smelting & Refinng - Lead Recycling at Doe Run"

Michael Sheahan

President & CEO, Front Range Aggregates, LLC. Castle Rock, CO

Lectures: "Concrete 101 - What is Concrete and How is it Used", "The Aggregate Industry"

Geoffrey G. Snow

Consulting Economic Geologist

Lecture: "The Business and Science of Mineral Exptioration"

Ken Sweet

Kenco Minerals, Inc. Littleton, CO

Lecture: "Geophysics in Mineral Exploration"

Valoree Varick

Steelmaking Process Control Coordinator, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel

Lecture: "Steelmaking Process Control"